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New York Times, Monday, December 10, 1951

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { C K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 904

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The officers of Shape. : STAFF
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Proud cigar passer. : PAPA
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Minneapolis' golfing champ Patty. : BERG
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It's won or lost. : WAGER
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Kin of the cassowaries. : EMUS
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Product of length by breadth. : AREA
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Suppose. : OPINE
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Free Senatorial service at the Capitol. : TONSORIAL
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An uncle, for instance: Abbr. : REL
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In any degree. : EVER
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They pay back an extra dollar for every three. : EBONDS
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Castle-builder. : DREAMER
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Walked on. : TROD
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Hold as an opinion. : DEEM
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Site of Peachtree Street. : ATLANTA
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Back in the family of nations. : JAPAN
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Emulates the sloth. : IDLES
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Hold by right. : OWN
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Substance used in dyes. : ALUM
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Scornful facial expression. : SNEER
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Dilapidation. : RUIN
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G. I. : JOE
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Solicit a ride. : THUMB
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Fencer's sudden pass with a foil. : LUNGE
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Valid independently of observation: Latin phrase. : APRIORI
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Shoot forth. : EMIT
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Characteristic of Alger heroes. : GRIT
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Asch, Wouk, Yerby, et. al. : AUTHORS
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Lacking accuracy of pitch. : ATONAL
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Advocate earnestly. : URGE
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Shaped like Santa Claus. : FAT
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Exercise the function of Congress. : LEGISLATE
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Family name of Pope Pius XI. : RATTI
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Fraction. : PART
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Branch of the Elbe. : EGER
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Afghanistan noble. : AMEER
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Pintail duck. : SMEE
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Lady of the U. S. Mint. : ROSS
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Sets down after conveying. : LANDS
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King Arthur's Excalibur. : SWORD
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Wax light. : TAPER
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Quick. : AGILE
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Swampy lowland. : FEN
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Citizens of the U. S. : FREEMEN
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He brought Manhattan from the Canarsie Indians. : PETERMINUIT
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Another name for Cupid. : AMOR
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Jeu de mots. : PUN
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One who states plainly and strongly. : ASSERTER
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Large native state in India. : BARODA
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The old green sod. : ERIN
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Discover by observation. : READ
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31½ of them make one barrel: Abbr. : GALS
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Ancient Greek coins. : OBOLS
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Churchill's favorite sign. : VEE
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Man's name. : ADAM
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Scandalmongers. : TALEBEARERS
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It's proper or common. : NOUN
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Dowser's divining rod. : TWIG
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Bluebeard's sister-in-law. : ANNE
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Yes, yes, in Germany. : JAJA
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Hanging unevenly. : ALOP
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Boy: Latin. : PUER
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Frank E. McKinney's party: Abbr. : DEM
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More high-pitched. : SHRILLER
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Mrs. ___ Bryan Rohde, former Minister to Denmark. : RUTH
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Large African antelopes. : TORAS
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Matter-of-fact. : LITERAL
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Touch off the spark. : IGNITE
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Symbol of the old barbershop shave. : MUG
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Many times. : OFTEN
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Placed in a certain class. : RATED
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Excites. : STIRS
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Bernina, Triglav, Grandes Jorasses. : ALPS
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Kaz and his men. : TEAM
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Fairy tale villain. : OGRE
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Indians. : UTES
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Gone by. : AGO
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Doctors' organization. : AMA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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